|TCM Equine Herbal Remedies
In about 2700 BC, The Emperor Shen nong - Referred to by the Chinese
people as the 'God of Chinese herbal medicine', influenced the Chinese
people in the use of herbal medicine. He is said to have extensively identified
and tested hundreds of herbs. He personally tasted them to ascertain their
medicinal value and effects on the human body and help relieve people of
their afflictions and sufferings.
In the legend, Shen nong had a transparent stomach and things he ate
could be clearly seen. With this extraordinary feature, he could tell which
plants had medicinal or poisonous effects. Considered to be the father of
Chinese agriculture, this legendary emperor taught his people how to
cultivate grains as food, so as to avoid killing animals.
Shen Nung is venerated as the Father of Chinese medicine. He is believed
to have introduced the technique of acupuncture.
5000 years later his legacy remains, and the practice of herbal medicine is seen as a very
real & successful alternative or complement to western allopathic medicine.
Herbs are very rarely used alone, but are combined into 'formulas', based on the signs &
symptoms shown by the patient alongside various other methods of diagnosis such as
pulse qualities & tongue signs. This ensures the holistic healing of the patient, treating both
the symptoms and the cause. Results may be slower but the effect is true healing not just
suppression or management of symptoms.
Chinese herbal remedies have proven to help many types of problem including
headshaking, skin issues, eye problems & much more. Have a look at the case studies to
see some of the results.
Modern methods of producing herbal concentrates to a high standard of purity, means that
remedies can be easily administered in either liquid or food. This ensures easy assimilation
with no nasty side effects.
To find out if herbs can help your horse/pet, either complete the TCM Diagnosis form or